Mini John Cooper Works WRC

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Mini John Cooper Works WRC
Category World Rally Car
Constructor Prodrive
Technical specifications[1]
Suspension (front) MacPherson type
Suspension (rear) MacPherson type
Length 4,110 mm (161.8 in)
Width 1,820 mm (71.7 in)
Engine 1.6 L BMW Motorsport I4 turbocharged
Transmission Xtrac 6-speed sequential manual transmission Front and rear mechanical auto-locking differentials
Weight 1,200 kg (2,645.5 lb)
Tyres Michelin
Competition history
Notable entrants Mini WRC Team/Prodrive WRC Team
Brazil World Rally Team
Motorsport Italia
WRC Team Mini Portugal
Lotos Team WRC
Ascania Racing
Notable drivers Spain Dani Sordo
United Kingdom Kris Meeke
Brazil Daniel Oliveira
Portugal Armindo Araújo
Australia Chris Atkinson
Brazil Paulo Nobre
France Pierre Campana
Sweden Patrik Sandell
Finland Jarkko Nikara
Debut 2011 Rally d'Italia Sardegna

The Mini John Cooper Works WRC is a World Rally Car debuted by the Mini WRC Team during the 2011 World Rally Championship season. It is the first rally car to bear the Mini label in top-level rallying since the 1960s.[2] The car was entered in a limited campaign for 2011, with a view to a complete championship from 2012 and is run by Prodrive,[3] who previously had success with the Subaru Impreza WRC.

The WRC is based on the Mini Countryman and features a direct-injection 1.6 L turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine.[4] The WRC's engine was developed by BMW Motorsport for use in a variety of motorsport series, including the FIA World Touring Car Championship.[5]


The car finished 2nd in both the 2011 Rallye de France and the 2012 Monte Carlo Rally. The car won the 2012 Tour de Corse, driven by Dani Sordo. Luis Monzon won the 2013 Spanish Rally Championship. Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari won the Qatar International Rally in 2012, and Václav Pech won the 2014 Barum Czech Rally Zlín.


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Preceded by
Citroën C4 WRC
Autosport Awards
Rally Car of the Year

Succeeded by
Citroën DS3 WRC